Once an exception, longevity has become a revolution! The Age without Borders Webtour is a live video meetup connecting you with global voices in the flourishing longevity economy. The live launching will take place in Paris on September 12th 2018. Register now!
The 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health (ICT4AWE) will take place on 28-29th April 2017, in Portugal. The conference aims to create a meeting point of researchers and practitioners that address new challenges in Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health.
Elderly people often make security mistakes on the Internet. Here are the 5 most common Internet security mistakes done by elderly people, as well as some tips to avoid them.
Health at a Glance: Europe 2016 report was published in November 2016 by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Commission. This publication presents the most recent trends on health and health systems across the 28 EU member states.
Governments need to respond to rising needs for long-term care, especially regarding reducing premature deaths, reducing tobacco and alcohol use, tackling obesity and improving quality of acute and chronic care.
Health at a Glance: Europe 2016, European Commission/OECD joint report shows that policies that aim at promoting good health and preventing diseases as well as reduce healthcare inequalities between EU members.
The 21st IAGG World Congress on Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG2017) will take place from July 23 to July 27 in San Francisco, United States. It is an opportunity for experts to keep track of the latest research on ageing. [Read more…] about July 23-27 : 21st IAGG World Congress on Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG2017) in San Francisco
Visual impairments (or low vision) are characterised by a less detailed vision and an altered visual field. A visually-impaired person may be able to distinguish the shape of a face, but not the features, make out the outline of a hand, but not the nails, etc. They also report being constantly dazzled when outside.
Visually-impaired people are halfway between blindness and “standard” visual acuity and suffer impediments on a daily basis, to varying degrees. [Read more…] about What are visual impairments? How do you remedy them?
Today, 15th of June it is the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. On the occasion, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, held the traditional speech inviting the world to raise awareness on the matter.
Read SilverEco.eu editor Jérôme Pigniez’s guest column, published in the latest issue of La Revue du Trombinoscope, a French parliamentary periodical widely read among the French media, policy makers and economic leaders. [Read more…] about Silver citizenship: Jérôme Pigniez’s guest column
Much has been said about bullying in middle and high schools; the topic of elderly bullying in life care residences and retirement homes, however, is one that is rarely touched on. [Read more…] about Bullying in life care residences and retirement homes: do we really grow wiser as we grow older?
The launch of Airbnb-emulator Freebird Club, a platform dedicated exclusively to seniors, is scheduled for June, after creator Peter Mangan received the European Commission’s Social Innovation Competition for its role in fighting off loneliness among seniors. [Read more…] about Fostering social integration: launch of a senior-only “Airbnb”
In Beijing, all people aged 60 and over are given a multifunction card allowing the Chinese government to collect data on their daily lives and needs. The goal is to adapt public budgeting accordingly and provide age-appropriate services. [Read more…] about Adapting services to the elderly: Beijing uses a new multi-purpose card to track seniors
The third edition of the “RISE” (International Silver Economy Meeting), organized by Business France, will take place in Paris on the 15th of June. [Read more…] about Wednesday June 15th 2016: the International Silver Economy meeting will take place in Paris
Vibby is a range of connected devices and smart solutions for people protection designed by VitalBase. Those streamlined, “non-stigmatizing” products aim at fostering autonomy among home-dwelling seniors and ensuring the safety of care facilities residents. [Read more…] about Detecting falls- Autonomy: VitalBase launches a range of connected devices dedicated to people protection
French e-health start-up Withings announced that it would soon be bought by Finnish company Nokia, noting that “joining forces Nokia will allow Withings to assert its position on the fast-growing global e-health market.”
The acquisition is a means to one end: allowing Withings to become the e-health global leader.
The summit on global robotics unveiled a new organization, setting out on a tour of Europe in order to get even closer to key players in the sector. First stop: The Docks de Paris, where the upcoming edition of Innorobo will take place on 24, 25 and 26 May 2016 in the French capital.
Sonova, the world’s leading provider of hearing solutions, and AudioNova, one of Europe’s largest hearing aid retailers, announced today their intention to join forces.
Silver Economy impacts all sectors, including the Food industry and farming. Indeed, the world is ageing as two billion people will be over 60 years old by 2050.
Many of them are living in rural areas, and generally they are older women who survive predominantly by farming. As the younger generations are no longer interested by the farming traditions, Japan is willing to implement a strategy to meet the food demand: robots.
On 26 – 27 April 2016 it will take place in London the Smart to Future Cities and Urban IoT. On its 5th edition, the event will attract over 350 senior level city players, representing 162 cities across 59 countries.
China International Senior Services Expo (CISSE) is the biggest Chinese expo focusing on elderly care. This fifth edition will take place at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, from 3rd to 5th may 2016. The main theme is “Better care for the elderly, better life for the world”.
A recent study realized by Akamai during Christmas period revealed that two-thirds of European consumers counted on doing their Christmas shopping on Internet. Among them, a majority being elderly people.
Online photography community Photocrowd.com has presented the results of an international photo contest on the theme of ‘Ageing: the bigger picture‘ in partnership with the British Society of Gerontology (BSG), with £3600 (approximately $5400 USD) in cash prizes awarded.
The contest brief encouraged photographers to look beyond clichés and show a more nuanced approach to the subject. Over 1200 images were submitted from photographers all over the world.
[Read more…] about Photo contest reveals beautiful ageing
During the months of October and November of 2015, the Road Show Eudec took place in Spain. This event consists into organising a city tour around the theme of nutrition and the old age. Geriatric specialists had the role to prevent and to teach about the major role that nutrition has for the wellbeing of the elderly. [Read more…] about Spain: Road Show for healthier food habits
Tesla, Mercedes, Google, Apple and now Toyota are on the right road. The Japanese car maker Toyota wishes to develop an autonomous car. To do so, a new entity named TRI (Toyota Research Institute) was created with the express purpose to do research on artificial intelligence. They aim to create an autonomous smart car able to drive safely, in order to reduce the number of road accidents and to improve mobility. [Read more…] about Toyota adventures into creating autonomous cars
The European Commission revealed the new programme of projects and plans for the next 2 years. Horizon 2020 will continue to support innovative projects, starting from research and conceptualisation steps to the production part. [Read more…] about EU: Horizon 2020 reveals the new work programme
The increasing life expectancy leads to a higher demand regarding new and up-to date treatment methods. MEDICA is one of the biggest expositions in the medical field worldwide, presenting new medical discoveries and technologies.
MEDICA is held in Dusseldorf alongside COMPAD starting today, 16th of November until to Thursday, 19th of November. [Read more…] about MEDICA 2015 – the world forum for medicine
On 12 November, at the Euskalduna Palace will be hosted eHealth Bilbao 2015, a one day event where healthcare professionals will present new business models regarding the latest eHealth technology. [Read more…] about SPAIN : eHealth, or new medical opportunities
According to the latest statistics revealed by national authorities, life expectancy in Singapore has risen by 10 years over the last 3 decades, from 72 years in 1980 to 82 years in 2010. The number of the elderly will triple up to 900,000 by 2030, and the working age population will shrink.
Facing this demographic challenge, national Government rely on robotics and on a “right system of the healthcare”. [Read more…] about Singapore’s ageing population
In the UK, more than 3 millions of elderly people need care as they have lost their autonomy, for instance to take a bath, dress up, or even feed. Social security and other community-based NHS can only provide help for two thirds of them, which leaves more than 1 million people behind . [Read more…] about UK: Social care services cannot cover up all medical needs